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of 115 tons to china sxhooin japan. >> it's virlt we'll impossible. >> in the documentary a journalist demonstrates how easy it is to buy illegal ivory while another, brian christy, looks at the rapid middle class growth in china which is fuelling the demand for illegal ivory. >> ivory has been prized in china for over 2,000 years as a status symbol. perfect for depicting religious figures, a material like no other. our research revealed that 83% of china's huge middle class intends to buy ivory products in the future. >> joining us now investigative reporter and contributing writer for national geographic magazine brian christy and actress and activist kristin davis. it is great to have you both here. >> thank you for having us. >> kristen, i mean, staggering, staggering, and shocking. scloo heart breaking. >> and i guess i wonder, a, you know, how did you come to this issue? it feels like, you know, someone of your stature and acclaim, it's very important to have spokes people on this issue and especially where consumers are so involved, so tell us a little bit about your history zoo
the stock market doing fine. that might have a lot more to do with china than what is to happen march 1st. secondly, let's say nothing happens. the unemployment rate is stuck around 8%. this is a pretty lousy time for nothing to happen. in fact, if you look at the cbo projections, the projection with the sequester taking effect is for the unemployment rate to be 7.9% the first half of this year, 8% for the second half of this year. so, basically stuck at a place that's really very disadvantageous for so many workers. >> jared, let me interrupt this colloquy here and ask you, jared, we know that there are other looming fiscal fights, the march 27th deadline for the continuing resolution, but the hill is reporting that the republicans, at least, want this fight to take place on the sequester. i will read you a quote, "we are going to take a stand on the sequester, said a republican senator, the sequester effects programs president obama likes and we think it's the best way to get his attention on spending." which is maybe why you're seeing so much political posturing in the days leading up
of chinese history on the cover. you have my grandparents who were born in china. my parents who were born in taiwan. me and my brother were born in america. the interesting thing -- >> there's the cover. >> there's the cover. the thing occurs of my parents being -- my mom had me, like, her third year in america, so i group and experienced -- >> fresh off the boat. i experienced america along side my mom and dad, and they really didn't know to tell me, hey, watch the christmas story. i remember going to people's houses and be, like, why does your dad have a leg lamp? i never understood it. we never saw those movies. i didn't know who jimmy stewart was. i didn't know anything. i was able to piece together bits and pieces of american culture that just made sense to me. you know? i think that's why my identity is so i haddo sin accuratic and so weird. i never allowed people to tell me you are supposed to like this. you are supposed to listen to this. you are supposed to, you know, relate to this. i went and i found things like jackie robinson and charles barclay and mark twain and jonathan sw
in places like china, america's getting more competitive and more product. and after shedding jobs for more than ten year, our manufacturers have now added about 500,000 jobs over the past three years. and i mentioned this last night, caterpillar, which i know you guys supply, they're bringing jobs back from japan. ford is bringing jobs back from mexico. after placing plants in other countries like china, intel is opening its most advanced plant here in the united states. apple is starting to make macs in america again. so, we're seeing this trend what we call insourcing. not just outsourcing. and the reason is because america's got outstanding workers. we're starting to produce more homegrown energy which is driving down our energy costs. and obviously, we still got the biggest market in the world. and if we, you know, try to improve our infrastructure a little bit more, then we're going to be even that much more competitive. now, i want to be honest with you, we're not going to bring back every job that's been lost to outsourcing and automation over the last decade. i was talking to some
of nature magazine. there are a lot of folks that say, okay, well, if we don't take this energy, china will, and we're just going to be more reliant on questionable states to supply our energy. >> well, we can't drill our way out of the problem. america is facing a climate crisis, and nowhere and never before has that not been more real to the average american. with the droughts m midwest, the fires in the west, the deracho in the southeast, hurricane sandy, americans are seeing the affects of the climate on steroids, and our polling shows that 65% of them say -- know that they need to take action on climate now. keystone locks us into a dirty energy future. we have to make mooufl aggressively to a clean energy future. since president obama took office, wind has doubled in those four years, and solar has increased by a factor of five. we have clean energy solutions. that is our future. mesh innovation is not about keystone and dirty fuels. it's about clean energy, clean sustainable manager. >> the white house is talking about getting involved in the gay marriage debate and immigration refor
allies and also, you know, reen force the importance of the relationship of china, so doing the rebalance there made perfect sense. there have been achievements. not only a stable relationship with china, with managing difficult issues, but a significant opening with a country like burma which is not something we expected in 2009. we face -- we confront a different challenge in 2013. obviously, the situation with respect to iran is still uncertain. a lack of progress there with the past four years, although intensified sanctions. a very difficult situation in syria. you know, and the potential -- continued potential as to what to do about, you know, the israeli-palestinian situation which we receive renewed tensions over a death of a prisoner and there. part of what the secretary of state does is he is the face of the obama foreign policy wresh also is out there trying to determine what is possible, what can be achieved, what are the options for the president, and then he carries out, you know, the president's foreign policy. john kerry would be, you know, acting just as hillary clinton d
that we wouldn't want russia, china, or iran to follow. yet, they may because we are claiming that authority. >> these are all great questions, and we really need to talk all these out, but i think the fact is that warfare has outrun the existing law, and we need to decide these questions. the questions you raise are really good and important ones. >> the huffington post david wood and the aclu, thank you both. >> thank you. >> coming up, president obama is set to address house democrats, and we will bring you his remarks live. first, party messenger, party savior, and party linguist. is marco rubio, the new bilingual voice of the gop. we will discuss ahead on "now." [ elevator bell dings ] i hate mondays. yeah, they're the worst. [ caribbean accent ] no worries, mon. every-ting will be alright. [ chuckles ] yeah, mon. come on! don't fret, me brotha. sticky bun come soon. ♪ yeah, wicked coffee, mista jim! julia, turn da frown de other way around! hey, dave, you're from minnesota, right? yes, i! da land of ten thousand lakes. the gopher state! so in conclusion, things are pre
prohibiting the regulation of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas until china, india, and russia implement similar reductions. there's a bevy, an ocean of meaningless legislation that is designed just again -- it's part of the smoke and mirrors strategy to say these are our values, and they are sort of -- that is enough. we don't actually have to do anything to solve the nation's problems. we are just here for ideology's sake. >> it's a party that doesn't believe in government. these are the kind of bills you propose if you don't believe in government. you don't care that they have nothing to do with governing. you don't care that they're going nowhere. in fact, the fact that they're going nowhere is one of the big -- one of the big pluses. >> to recommend it. >> it's a selling point. now, having said that, jared, there are plenty of things that the president has outlined in past state of the unions that have actually gone nowhere whether through dint of congress or just impractical. we know he is going to talk about stimulus spending, which is contrary to the republican party. in fairness
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